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heat but the building humidity, you can feel the oppressive air outside. check out the numbers, it's 93 in philadelphia, and making this is the hottest day so far this year. 91 in allentown and same thing in reading, at the coast a touch cooler but warm, 86 in beach haven and 82 degrees down the coast in cape may. check out the heat and the humidity and it makes it feel hotter, feels like 96 in philadelphia and a heat index in dover of 97 feeling like 93 in reading and out at the coast in beach taf en, a number comes in at 97. the warning stays in place for the i-95 area and suburbs north and west and also to the south and east as it is hazy, hot and humid until the end of the work week, you look at the expected heat indexes for the rest of the week, we'll feel like numbers near 100 degrees from trenton to
wilmington and westward to lancaster and elsewhere across the region heat indexes from 95 to 100 degrees. if you suffer from heat exhaustion, you have pale skin and sweaty and nausea sets in and move to the air conditioning and drink cool water, heat stroke is a little more serious this, is when your body no longer has the ability to cool itself. you will not exhibit signs of sweating and this is when you want to call 911 because you are dealing with an emergency situation, we mention the heat indexes, we'll let you know how high that will go. or if there is relief coming with the accuweather forecast. >> come inside and cool off. now lets get to janet reyes live in wynnewood. >> a lot of people are trying to keep cool perhaps by being in the pool? >> it's not a bad idea at all.
we can't complain, during the brutal winter this year and we were asking for warm weather and mother nature says ask and you shall receive. ice-cream is one way to get at it, but you'll find that is simply not enough. >> summer is in full force bringing temperatures soaring into the 90s. >> i'm trying to do the best i can in this kind of weather. >> if there is anyone that knows how to prepare for the oppressive heat it's construction worker anthony, he is allergic to the sun and get this he has four layers of clothing on. >> drink a lot of water and keep myself hydrated. >> like anthony mailman larry gets through it. >> keep call and keep the sun off me. >> he spends 8 to 10 hours outside and there say strategy
to it all. >> you have to be strategic. >> and of course if drinking water is not doing the job you could just jump in it. >> what do you do to stay cool? >> get in the water. >> like many here at the belmont pool, they make it an all day affair. >> we are planning on staying, we'll stick it out it's so hot. >> if you are enjoying the a.c., we are out here for five minutes, someone called it ice-cream soup. water is always good, you'll need it in this heat. >> janet you'll need a straw in five seconds it looks like. >> meanwhile fans are being handed out in new jersey to keep folks cool there, $1,000 worth of fans were donated by the trenton fire department and the local firefighters union, they were given to churches in the area to give out to their
parishioners and others in need. they were picked up by volunteers this morning. and this heat prompted the corporation for aging to activate the heat line. the number to call is on your screen. nurses are there to talk to callers about problems related to heat and the heat line will be open today, tomorrow and friday. and with an excessive heat warning in effect. 6abc.com/weather has you covered with forecasts and tips on staying cool and our team of meteorologists are keeping you updated on facebook and twitter. we are in day two of septa's train troubles. commuters started their days with crowded trains and most likely will be experiencing more of the same in the evening rush. they grounded 120 of their trains because of a problem.
john rawlins is here with the details. >> reporter: septa thinks they have seen progress but incremental at best. clearly the number of passengers exceeded the capacity of the rail system to carry them. septa asked amtrak for help there and amtrak 89 the palmetto made an unscheduled stop and picked up 260 septa riders and brought them here to center city. some riders were opting for predawn trains to beat the crowd -- the entire station was filled with frustrated passengers hoping to board. >> the train is just passing us right fow, it's normally a local stop and it's at capacity it was leaving fort washington we knew we would bypass here.
>> it was jammed yesterday so again the idea to get on board early -- and beat the crowd. >> absolutely. yes. >> why are you leaving this early? >> i don't want to get jammed up on the train and bringing my daughter to camp and i want to get back to fort washington in time. >> septa and their riders are scrambling because 120 of their newest cars were pulled for safety reasons. and people spilled out into the areas where the cars connect called the vestibule. >> we saw some tweets yesterday that showed people that were riding in the vestibules, and we will not move a train if there are people in the vestibule. you have to get inside of the train or that train will sit there. >> this viewer video showing passengers in the vestibule and the septa officer clearing that space before the train is cleared to move. >> so the p.m. rush hour day two
beginning at this point, mr. davis a gentlemen heading to port washington, to get there at 3:00 this afternoon. septa is trying to lease or rent additional trains from new jersey transit or amtrak. and people need to think about using the subway or the market frankford line. they are trying to push that for a number of days and think that could help if people consider taking the subway or market frankford line. john rawlins, channel 6 "action news." >> thank you. time now for a check of the "action news" traffic report. lets go live to matt pellman in the traffic center. you have more on the train situation? >> it's a frustrating situation for everyone involved. the poor people stuck on the platforms and people trying to
get us through. paoli thorndale, wilmington and chestnut hill west line reporting delays on this wednesday afternoon. across the board we are on a saturday and in some cases an enhanced saturday schedule. if you can think outside the box and use the alternates that would be great. out of chester or in from mercer county, try using amtrak and norristown high speed line, and the 101 and 102 trolleys. the 101 will not run in media tonight because of dining under the stars. and the broad street line has extra service. the alternate are not possible for all of you but if you can it's a good idea. this is the westbound side of the schuylkill with a broken down vehicle now pushed off to the side, traffic on 76 could be
worse at this point. it's moving slowly on the pennsylvania turnpike because of an earlier truck fire approaching bensalem, and in chester county, some downed wires are shutting down sugar town road and lets grab the ipad and do the commuter report on this hump day afternoon. reports of an accident with congestion to accompany it. we'll talk about that coming up in the next half hour. >> now, to the latest to the race for the white house and presumptive democratic nominee spent the day campaigning here in atlantic city. and she did not mince words about republican rival, donald trump, and his history in in a financially troubled city. a look at trump's resume in a.c. is a look at what he might do to the u.s. economy. that he stiffed contractors and
defaulted on loans. >> what he did for his businesses and workers is nothing to brag about. in fact, it's shameful. and every single voter in america needs to know about it, so we don't let him do to our country what he did to his businesses. >> she also took aim at new jersey governor, chris christie, saying if he spent less time following trump around and holding his coat, atlantic city may have a shot at getting back on its feet. pretty fired up today and trump firing right back on twitter saying, i made a lot of money in atlantic city and left seven years ago, great timing as all know. he says that the politicians there made big mistakes and that led to a lot of bankruptcies and when on to blame democrats in atlantic city saying they all made the wrong moves and destroyed the city and hillary
clinton may want to ask about that. so the war of words today. "action news" reporter, vernon odom will be live with the latest on clinton's visit here coming up on "action news" at 5:00. >> meantime, protesters called for the resignation of some top officials of the democratic national convention today in center city. this organization is called reclaim philadelphia, made up of former staffers and volunteers with the bernie sanders campaign, they want host committee chair, ed rendell as well as the finance chair and the special geyser to resign. they say that some of the stances of those officials conflict with key party platform items and want the dnc to release their financial records. a spokesperson from the dnc declined to comment on the demand for resignations and will
release information about donors 60 days after the convention as it is required by law. and you can finally get your hands on dnc gear, the official merchandise shop is now open, at the comcast center on jfk boulevard. it sells one of a kind apparel and drink wear and other accessories, all the designs on the merchandise has been designed by local artists. we are following a developing story in louisiana. where there was an officer-involved shooting. and president obama gives an update on the number of troops in afghanistan. >> and the results of a major hover board recall. when "action news" comes right back.
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protesters are taking to the streets of baton rouge after 37-year-old alton sterling who was reportedly selling cd's outside of a convenience store was shot dead. and it begins with two officers responding to a call about sterling reportedly threatening a man with a gun. someone recorded this on their cell phone, we must warn you this video is disturbing, it shows the officers approaching sterling and a struggle enshoes and here is what happened next -- >> oh they shot him -- did have a gun but witnesses claim he had a gun but did not take it out.
>> as a mother -- i have now been forced to raise a son who is going to remember to what happened to his father, he has to watch this as it was played all over -- >> today the justice department says that they will look into what the officers used unreasonable or excessive force. both are placed on administrative leave. more troops are staying in afghanistan longer than initially plan. 4800 will re main there until at least next year. the president says the situation is still difficult and the military is not as strong as it needs to be. there are currently 9800 troops,
and wanted to pull it back to 5500 by years end but the taliban led him to rethink the strategy. >> they are targeting civilians and more afghan men, women and children are dying and often overlooking the refugee crisis and millions of afghans have fled their homes and many are fleeing their country. the troops will continue training and advising afghan forces against al qaeda. there is an important consumer alert and half a dozen are -- the heat resultsing and sparking and fire explosion. there are nearly 100 incidents of burn injuries and property damage reported. this effects hover boards made by 10 companies and sold
nationwide through june 2015 and may of 2016. we have more information about the recall on our website, look for the information at 6abc.com. now a look at today's closing numbers. stocks closed up across the board, the dow is up 78 points to close at 17,918 and the nasdaq up 36 and the s&p is up 11 points today. all right once again now lets get a check of that steamy accuweather forecast. meteorologist, melissa magee, with the very latest >> we'll show you the picture outside. sky 6 hd looking at the commodore bar yry bridge, the be sky to look at. the good cumulous clouds not
threatening at this hour. outside there is a level of moisture in the air, the dew point numbers are upper 60s to lower 70s, we have a 67 dew point in philadelphia and 63 in dover, can you feel the difference outside and the humidity is sticking around and that is where we are under the excessive heat warning. philadelphia 96 degrees and feels like 92 and out to the west in lancaster, not much in the way of relief here, feeling like 88 degrees in cape may and 96 in dover. here is satellite 6 along with action radar we show the ripple of energy to the west out across portions of the eastern great lakes and this works its way eastward as we go throughout the day on thursday and with that there could be a couple of spotty showers and thunderstorms to deal with. but the call from accuweather for the rest of tonight certainly on the warm side, we'll drop down to 76 degrees in philadelphia warm and stuffy and a few clouds will be around and 71 in allentown and 74 in dover,
here is future tracker 611:00 in the morning we have showers around for trenton and up through the poconos, we'll track the activity that i just showed you out to the west working its way eastward by success p.m. we have showers and storms overhead and isolated in nature and with the warmth and building heat and humidity we'll have a couple of downpours to contend with. at 6:30 in the evening we have activity starting to move on out to a west east direction. tomorrow heat index feeling like 100 degrees and thunderstorms develop by 11:00 a.m. and dangerous lightning is a concern as well. and heavy downpours are on the way too. as we go throughout the week, it looks to be high thursday and friday and some relief is coming into sunday and dew points dropping down into the 50s. here is your four day at 4:00, you see the hot and muggy thunderstorms are around and the high temperature tomorrow of 95, on friday sizzling with the late
day thunderstorm in at 95. hot on saturday at 92 and the relief comes on sunday the high coming in at 66 degrees, take precaution over the next few days. >> you got it rick. >> all right thank you. still to come on "action news" at 4:00, the clock is ticking on the pennsylvania budget agreement. we'll tell you what happens next week if no agreement is reached. >> and why penndot blasted away part of this hillside today. coming up in big talkers we'll tell you why this piece of cake is going viral. what is stands for and what it meant to the girl who it was served for. you'll love this one.
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the car appeared to be unlocked. the accidental shooting left a 14-year-old girl injured in the city's german town section. this happened after 3:00 this morning at a home on lloyd street near eastwood lawn street. police say the girl and several other teens found a gun in the house and were playing with it when it went off and the girl was hit in the hand and that same bullet traveled into her chest. no charges have been filed . pennsylvania governor, tom wolf, has less than a week to make a decision on the state budget. today marks the sixth day of the new fiscal year but lawmakers were not in session again, governor wolf will not sign the budget without revenues to fund it but negotiators cannot agree on where to increase taxes. if he doesn't sign it by monday it will become law without his signature. parts of a hillside in
pittsburgh was blasted away this morning because it could have crumbled and fall and on to norfolk tracks below it. the railroad track will be reopen tomorrow. they are a key link between new york and chicago. still ahead on "action news" at 4:00, a shooting stemming from an argument lands a teenager in the hospital, he was caught in the middle of the gun fire. hear from the victim's brother coming up in a live report. a local restaurant is celebrating their anniversary by going back in time, rolling their prices back to what they were 40 years ago. find out how to get in on the delicious discount on what's the deal?
"action news" continues with meteorologist, adam joseph, alicia vitarelli, sharrie williams and brian taff. >> hello again, it is 4:30 and brian is off and i'm rick williams, "action news" continues with new information on what caused a house fire in wilmington that claimed the lives of two children, and a new joe paterno petition, hundreds of football players are pushing penn state to bring back the statue of the legendry coach. and a teenager sees her tweets soar to viral fame due to her family's support and the internet is getting behind her as well. and what started as an argument between two adults
ended with a 13-year-old shot and in the hospital. the boy was playing outside in the hunting park section when a man opened fire aiming at someone else. chad pradelli spoke to the victim's brother and is live at the headquarters where detectives explained what happened. >> this is the second time within the last week where a gunman has opened fire into a crowd. sunday it was a barbecue in philadelphia where a teen was killed and last night a 13-year-old but luckily that teen survived. 4300 darien was hustling with young people last night when the bullets began to fly. >> he went to the south side of the corner and began shooting. >> this woman does not want to be identified but is a relative of the 13-year-old, he was shot once in the leg. he was rushed to saint christopher's hospital where last check he was in critical
condition. police say that the shooting started with an argument with a female driver earlier in the night. >> the girl was flying down the street, we told her to slow down there were kids in the street. the driver left and then returned later with the alleged gunman believed to be her boyfriend. >> he said he would shoot up the block. >> it's a white four door vehicle possibly a honda accord, but that is preliminary information. the police have no suspects but are working to get surveillance video from the neighborhood in hunting park. if anyone has information they are urged to call police. i'm chad pradelli, channel 6 "action news." >> all right chad, thank you. >> from our delaware newsroom, we have information about a deadly fire in wilmington, two children were trapped and died
in the flames back in january, their mother christina karaway was seriously injured now the fire marshall says the space heater is to blame. it smolders and became a full blown fire and they ruled the case a tragic accident. police in south philadelphia hope someone recognizes the man that robbed a store collect at gun point. he is placing an order at the elprimo food market and then went to the front counter and held a 22-year-old worker at gun point, demanded money and took the cash and then ran off. >> a homeowner security camera caught a package thief in action. the man walked off with a box that was left at the house in
feltonville. if you recognize the man you are asked to call authorities. residents in burlington county have a new place to go for health care. lieutenant governor, was there to cut the ribbon and the new va clinic. on lincoln drive in marlton, it used to be housed on the dix mcguire base in lakehurst. it's larger and more easily accessible. meantime, meteorologist, melissa magee, is back now with a closer look at the temperatures. it's a long time since a heat wave. >> this is the first day of what could be heat wave number two across the region, we have not seen numbers this high in quite sometime. sky 6 hd showing you penn's landing looking at the delaware river and the temperature in philadelphia coming in at 93 degrees and the dew point is 66 and quite stuffy and oppressive.
the south-southwest wind at 10 miles per hour, and a heat index of 96 degrees, and the nature nurture center. the heat index coming in at 96 degrees, it gets a little better at the shore. sky 6 hd at this hour looking at our shot in ocean city. 85 degrees and dew point 74. 86 degrees and the southerly wind and some moisture pushed up from the ocean it feels a little better than inland locations but the excessive heat warning staysp until 6:00 p.m. on friday. we'll track the hot weather and let you know when the relief is coming. hundreds of former penn state football players are petitioning the university to return the joe paterno state you. it used to stand outside of
beaver stadium. after former assistant football coach, jerry sandusky was convicted of sex abuse. more than 100 players sent a letter. and a spokesperson says there will be a time and place to acknowledge paterno's legacy. no one won the massive mega millions jackpot. but double-check the tickets. someone that brought the ticket in new jersey made out pretty big, a $1 million ticket was sold at erma deli in cape may county. they matched all the white balls. 19, 46, 53, 64, 73 and the gold mega ball was 10. i only had two matching numbers. the jackpot has rolled over and is worth $508 million and the next drawing is friday night.
a new high tech health care system is helping people battling illness avoid unnecessary hospital visits. it allows a doctor to examine their patient without being in the room. and mosquitos are an annoying summertime problem. how they are using hundreds of fish to help out. dozens of athletes were honored today in drexel hill for their participation in the delaware county senior games. this reception was held for all the participants for two weeks in june, more than 600 athletes from the ages of 50 to 100 took part. the elder of the athletes was a bowler, sy brandman who is 100 years old. mana got a big donation so it can continue helping people in need.
the action cam was there as representatives from nrg presented a $20,000 check for the nonprofit. after finding out that funding for their children's meal project was being cut. when employees heard they urged their employer to help out. they rely on volunteers and a staff to feed people in need throughout our area. still ahead on "action news" it was a chance meet that changed a couple's life forever. find out why a montgomery county filmmaker's trip to italy played out like a script from a movie. and a little girl meets a dog just like here. the story behind julia and walter's unique friendship. coming up in big talkers. and meteorologist, melissa magee, will be back with the full forecast.
an american student murdered in rome these pictures from the vatican shows the pope praying with beau solomon's parents. miz body was found in the river and his credit cards and money was stolen. a homeless man has been arrested for his death. two students in brooklyn were coming out of a mosque when they were beaten monday night. a suspect beat them until their faces were swollen, police are in the process of questioning a suspect that turned himself in. mosque leaders are calling it a hate crime but police say it does not meet the standard for one. florida needs millions to clean up the toxic bloom emergency.
the governor will push legislators to push for a grant program for homeowners, for long-term fixes like sewer systems. the governor believes that septic tank runoff is add together bloom and it's especially bad at the southeast beaches known as the treasure coast. big talkers now, this piece of cake, this colorful piece of rainbow cake has gone viral. for what is it stands for and for what it meant to one grateful student in buck county. you see this, is part of a big party for a 17-year-old girl named kinsy and was served at her coming out party thrown by her parents. the twitter sphere so happy they are tweeting it out. they decked the house out in rainbows, rainbow food and decorations, she is going to be
a senior at george school and people all over social media are asking her for advice and sharing their own coming out stories, she says in light of the mass shooting in orlando, her family wanted her to know they are behind her and her decision. talk about pride. great story today. now this one reads from a scene out of a romantic comedy and funny enough it stars a filmmaker from montgomery county. but this impromptu wedding ceremony in literally. it was the real deal and a little 6 abc web exclusive. todd was at the right place at the right time. the streets in venice where he happened upon a couple deeply in love and was there to perform a bar mitzvah for a family and met lana and david a couple from san francisco. they asked, do you aofficiate
weddings? and he said all the time and he did it on the spot. he says they were all pinching themselves all three of them. how cool is this. you can see the story now on 6abc.com it is the work of our brilliant web producer brock colder. and a sweet and powerful bond between a little girl and her dog, both are deaf and julia is teaching walter not just to fetch and roll over but sign language. this heart melting video from the pasadena heart society shows her working with walter her best buddy and better half. every day walter waits for julia to finish her homework so she can get to work. he figured out food and i love
you. mom says that julia and walter were meant for one another. >> that is nice. >> so cute. a cool story. when you look at the two of them you don't know they are deaf. >> but you can tell they love each other. the interaction is so cool. >> and she is teaching him sign language. >> quick break and more news when we come back. and we'll check the forecast for you. .
want to be, a little cooler compared to inland locations especially with the afternoon and late afternoon sea breeze kicking in. a lot of beach umbrellas folks are trying to beat the heat and building humidity. here is stormtracker 6 live double scan radar, it's dry and quiet across our region but this will likely change into lunch time tomorrow with showers and storms rolling on in. so far in philadelphia, making it the hottest day so far this year, coming in at 93 degrees, likely the start of heat wave number two for the year, making it the ninth day we have seen temperatures in the 90s here in philadelphia. the heat index, feels like 96 in philadelphia and 94 in wilmington and dover 96 and feeling like 90 in beach haven and some relief in cape may in at 87. here is satellite 6 along with action radar you can see the frontal boundary we are tracking and a wave of energy to the west showers and storms across the
lower great lakes, this works its way eastward as we go throughout the day on thursday, and with that a shower or thunderstorm across portions of the region. the call from accuweather for the rest of tonight, and warm and stuffy, a few clouds around and just 71 in the suburbs and 76 in philadelphia for the overnight low, we have the excessive heat warning that stays up until 6:00 p.m. on friday, for the i-95 metro area, in philadelphia a high of 95, the heat index making it feel like the triple digits. 95 is the forecasted high on friday and feeling like 100 degrees when you factor into the heat and humidity. future tracker 6 showing you make sure you are prepared at lunch time with showers and storms firing up across the region especially with the storm moving on through. even still at 6:00 in the evening on thursday with the showers and storms across the region. down the shore tomorrow, whether
you are in jersey or delaware, we have you covered. 87 degrees at the jersey beaches, 92 in delaware and hot and humid with an afternoon thunderstorm popping on up. there is a sea breeze but it's late in the evening and the uv index is high and make sure you do what you can to protect yourself and lather on the sunscreen. the exclusive accuweather forecast showing you it's hot and muggy on thursday, with thunderstorms firing up and a high of 95, still sizzling on friday with late day storms on the way in at 95 degrees, saturday the heat continues with the thunderstorm around in at 92 and the wake of that front on sunday, a refreshing breeze coming on in and lower humidity and high of 86, monday mostly sunny and 86 and 88 degrees on wednesday with just a pop-up thunderstorm overhead. so the 90s today it persists into the first half of the weekend and that relief is coming.
>> you are from california do you like this stuff? >> no one likes the humidity, that is the problem. >> we can do without that. time now for a check of the highways and byways at this hour. matt pellman is standing by with the update. >> reporter: i know how much we like to go running in this weather, especially you rick. >> run right to the a.c. >> a lot of vehicles don't like to run in this weather either, a broken down bus on the schuylkill expressway westbound by south street, it's kind of sticking out into the right lane, coming westbound from university you can see the traffic merging into the left lane, this is extra problematic because the phils game is over. the fans trying to get out of philadelphia, and heavy on 95 through south philadelphia with speeds in the 20s. farther west on 76 a crash approaching the boulevard on the shoulder and traffic light troubles in my neck of the woods at mid vail and a crash approaching the vine with speeds
in the 20s coming down from the betsy-and an update on the crash at 295, approaching 70 there is a southbound gaper delay with speeds in the teens. we'll check it again in the 5:00 hour. >> we'll be there. thank you. quick break and when we come back, what's the deal? ate, and store. we're focusing on fresh... ...so you don't have to guess. my giant.
40 years ago lafamilya the restaurant on front street made its mark as a fine dining spot serving authentic italian cuisine, now the family is taking us back to the beginning to the day they opened and the prices on that very first menu. >> this is the restaurant where we started. >> this is lafamily. it was 1976.
carlos and his wife and kids opened the doors in old city. >> this is the dream of his lifetime to open a restaurant with his family. >> and his family still runs the place, you come to the restaurant it's like coming to our home. >> and as a tribute to he's dream. sons are rolling back the prices to the first day he opened the doors. >> it's on the menu. >> the original menu will be served as the original prices. >> for a $15.95? that is a steal. >> it's not a steal. it's a way to say to the guests, thank you. >> all the touches are reminders of their routes from the extensive wine cellar to the homemade salami and house cured
meats. carlos learned to cook in the italian navy and was trained at the finest hotels in europe. >> he was a butcher and a chef, and pastry and my mother made all the fresh pasta and the gnocchi. it's original recipe is still on the menu. >> like air, like little pillows. >> people in the area are all loyal patrons for years and came back for the gnocchi for the 1976 price. >> it's nice that giuseppe is honoring his parents this way it's the italian way. >> you got to love it. you must call and make a reservation for this deal. it's happening mondays and tuesdays through the end of the august, the seats are filling up fast. if you have a problem getting in you say you saw this on 6 abc,
those reservations are like hot cakes. i could hear him read off the list of pastas every day. the fettuchini. >> i would like a reservation at 6:30. >> for rick williams and brian taff, alicia vitarelli and melissa magee, and adam joseph i'm sharrie williams. join me along with brian and ducis rogers tonight and every night for a full hour of "action news" at 10:00 on phl 17. coming up on "action news" at 5:00, cecily tynan with an outdoor adventure. staying cool at the zoo hopefully? >> i'm trying i'm in the shade here and we are just featuring animals naturally from hot climates because we are in a heat wave. jeanette is a bearded dragon, when they feel threatened they puff out their throat and it looks like they have a beard and when they are aggressive they are bobbing their head and when
"action news" delaware valley's leading news program. with jaime apody, meteorologist, cecily tynan, rick williams and monica malpass. hydration was key for anyone out and about today. mother nature cranked up the heat and humidity this morning and the muggy weather is not going anywhere any time soon. monica malpass is off and sharrie williams is joining us. we have a heat warning in effect until friday. >> if you have been outside you know all about it. a live look here at penn's landing, temperatures soared above 90 today marking day one of a projected heat wave. now officials are warning everyone to make every effort to stay cool. we have live team coverage
tonight and sara bloomquist spoke to fans who braved the afternoon and the heat at the phillies game in philadelphia. but lets begin with melissa magee and the check of the hot and humid forecast. >> reporter: yes, it's definitely heat but it's the oppressive humidity that make its feel unbearable at times today outdoors. 93 if philadelphia and 92 in reading and 89 in the poconos and a little cooler in beach haven coming in at 84 degrees, you factor in the humidity with the south southwesterly wind 95 in the city and 96 in dover and the heat index in allentown of 92 and still pretty hot in atlantic city, 9 miles inland coming in at 92 degrees, the excessive heat warning stays up until 6:00 p.m. on friday and for the i-95 metro area and 25 miles northern and west and in south jersey, it will stay hazy,